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Draught House Pub & Brewery

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Draught House Pub & BreweryDraught House Pub & Brewery
BEER AVG
3.91/5
Based on:
35 Beers
129 Hads
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 67
Visits: 119
Avg: 4.18
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4112 Medical Parkway
Austin, Texas, 78741
United States
phone: (512) 452-6258 | map
www.draughthouse.com

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Reviews: 67 | Visits: 119
Reviews by dauss:
Photo of dauss
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Its like a british pub in england was magically transported to Ausin. Very fine details. Very nice english decor on the inside and out with lots of brewnernia. It was a weird scene when we got there though, there weren't many people sitting inside, but there are some benches and tables, but there were also a lot of people who had brought lawn chairs just sitting around in the parking lot and talking.

Inside were a plethora of taps and a blackboard with a list of beers over the bar. I had left before 1am and there were a lot of beers that were out. The staff provides good and fast service, provided that you tell them what you want. If you don't know what you want, they just walk away until you decide. They don't try hard enough to help you make a selection, though they are knowledgable about the beers.

Overall, all the beers were good and fresh. Its a nice little spot with a lot of draught beers. I would definitely come back.

3/30/2006 update: I was in town and decided to stop there for a beer. It was a thursday night and pretty crowded. I saw that they had Live Oak Hefeweizen on tap and ordered it because I haven't had it in a while. I told the bartender "no fruit", and he repeated "no fruit" so he did hear me. I guess by force of habit he put a slice of lemon in the glass anyways. By then I had the "what the hell?!?" look on my face. He took out the lemon, dumped the glass, got me a fresh glass, and poured me another one. That was awesome.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Junichi
3.51/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Hudson2508
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of NealioATX
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

This is probably my favorite place in the city to grab a beer. I may be biased because it's roughly in my hood. I may also be biased because the bartenders play music that competes with my Ipod. The selection is typically solid with a nice variety of styles, regions and breweries. Sometimes you can grab some solid choice beers on tap too! On weekends they have a grill set up and a dude that grills brats and sausages for tips. I'm not gonna lie, this is in my top 5 places to go in the city.

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Photo of BdM
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of John_M
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

The two stops I made here during my trip Thanksgiving trip to Austin were clearly the beer highlight of the trip.

A couple of different people who have been to PDX mentioned that this place reminds them of the legendary Horse Brass put in PDX. There are some similarities for sure, but the Draught House is considerably smaller, and it doesn't have a kitchen or table service (but it does have a nice outdoor patio area). That being said, there's still the same sort of dark, cozy vibe you find at the Brass, and given the décor, posters and other decorations, this place has the feel and look of English pub wannabe (not unlike the brass as well). Beer selection is terrific, with something like 60 draft selections. There were a number of limited release and/or hard to find beers on tap here (BFM saison, founders breakfast stout, St. Arnolds Pumpkinator, to name just a few), plus they had several beers on cask and nitro. Service was OK, albeit a bit slow. There's a spot at the bar where you're supposed to place your beer order, and waits in line can get a bit lengthy. The two times I stopped by was during off hours (Or what passes for off hours. I get the impression there are probably very few times during the week when this place is dead.), and there was still a considerable line for a beer. That being said, the staff were friendly and pretty knowledgeable otherwise.

Shrug. This is a great place, no doubt, and is a spot I would visit any time I'm in town.

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Photo of smb
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BGsWo22
3.08/5  rDev -26.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Photo of Roybert
4.22/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of pauldig
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

This is one of my favorite taverns in the country.

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Photo of stumac
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of Fletchlovesbeer
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2.5

Photo of dhfreak
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place gets busy; middle of the week busy! Doesn't matter though; bartenders were really helpful, and the vibe is awesome!

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Photo of Deggar
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Patrick_Redbeard
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of MLDucky
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

if you're looking for a trendy beer bar, stay away. If you want a place to relax, sit on the patio or sit inside in the dark, wood filled pub and have great beer come here. this is my favorite place to have a great beer and relax. No pressure, just have a good time with friends. I hope it never changes. Places like this are a dying breed.

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Photo of jackweinbender
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Must have been 40 taps, great service, $3 pints on Sunday, heavy on local brewers. Seemed to be lighter on big beers or sours but I could be wrong about that, there was so many choices. Will be back for sure.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of DerekSmigelski
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of MrBeerExpert
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of JesterPrince
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Kram3r
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of cfrobrew
4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Draught House Pub & Brewery in Austin, TX
93 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.